Cruise in Style • Spend seven nights exploring the stunning Douro Valley aboard a luxury river vessel
Fresh Off the Vine • Sample Vinho Verde, Port, and other local vintages at specially arranged tastings
Escape to Enchanting Salamanca • Cross the Spanish border to discover the UNESCO-listed city of Salamanca
The Art of Winemaking • Visit a local wine estate with cellars designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect
A Concert Unlike Any Other • Experience a performance at Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música
ACCOMMODATIONS: M.S. AmaVida
Launched in 2013, M.S. AmaVida brings environmentally responsible luxury cruising to the Douro River Valley. All cabins face outside and most offer balconies. Enjoy panoramic views of terraced vineyards from AmaVida’s sun deck, and experience gourmet dining with an al fresco option. Other onboard amenities include an elevator, spa, fitness center, heated pool, and complimentary internet access. The sun deck’s photovoltaic solar panels provide power for the ship's operating systems, helping to preserve a pristine area that the National Geographic Society has designated a top sustainable destination.
MEANDER DOWN THE DOURO
Experience the heart of wine country and see the lush sights, understand the symphony of the soil, and know what makes wines from this region so unique.
Visit this fortified hilltop village overlooking slopes studded with almond trees and vineyards. Pass through its 16th-century walls, climb the narrow, medieval streets, and refresh with a tasting of regional wine and delicacies.
Tour Runs: April 16-24, 2018